water supply has been properly disinfected, and that all shore connection components are correctly
used, supplied, maintained, and marked.
b. Chief Engineer. The vessel's Chief Engineer is responsible for the supply and treatment of
onboard potable water and for the onboard system components that receive, store, distribute, produce,
and treat potable water. The Chief Engineer shall also ensure that all ship-to-shore connections are
made up by trained shore personnel, when available, or, in their absence, qualified crewmembers who
are supervised by authorized shore personnel.
c. Medical Personnel.
(1) The vessel's medical department representative (if assigned) is responsible for monitoring
the handling, treatment, and storage of onboard potable water.
(2) Assistance from medical facilities ashore will be required for testing the quality of potable
water since this is beyond the capability of personnel normally assigned to Army watercraft.
(3) Medical personnel ashore will evaluate the adequacy of treatment and disinfection of shore
potable water prior to its receipt.
6. Reporting Errors
and Recommending Improvements.
You can help improve this publication. If you find any mistakes or if you know of a way to improve
the procedures, please let us know. Submit your DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to
Equipment Technical Publications ), through the Internet, on the Army Electronic Product Support
(AEPS) website. The Internet address is http://aeps.ria.army.mil. If you need a password, scroll down
and click on "ACCESS REQUEST FORM". The DA Form 2028 is located in the ONLINE FORMS
PROCESSING section of the AEPS website. Fill out the form and click on "SUBMIT". Using this
form on the AEPS website will enable us to respond quicker to your comments and better manage the
DA Form 2028 program. You may also mail, e-mail or fax your letter or DA Form 2028 directly to:
AMSTA-LC-CI/TECH PUBS, TACOM-RI, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299-7630. The
e-mail address is TACOM-TECH-PUBS@ria.army.mil. The fax number is DSN 793-0726 or
Commercial (309) 782-0726.
Section II. DESCRIPTION, OPERATION, AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Receipt of Water From
an External Source.
a. Improper techniques associated with the receipt of water can result in contaminated water being
introduced into the potable water system. The following actions shall be accomplished prior to receipt
of water from any external source.
(1) The free available chlorine (FAC) in the water source shall be determined using the
chlorine test kit, which is available on all watercraft. If the water does not contain a FAC
residual of at least 1.0 parts per million (ppm), then the watercraft commander will be